Gladbach boss refuses to rule out move for Chelsea outcast Marin

The Bundesliga side are reportedly interested in launching a January swoop for the 23-year-old after playing only 20 minutes of first-team football so far this season

Borussia Monchengladbach manager Lucien Favre has refused to rule out a January move for Chelsea outcast Marko Marin.

The midfielder arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer – for a reported for of £7 million -  but has only been afforded 20 minutes of match action for his new club, coming in the Capital One Cup.

Marin came through Gladbach’s youth team, winning the 2.Bundesliga in the 2007-08 campaign before rising to prominence with Werder Bremen, and Favre has hinted at a move to bring the former player back to Die Fohlen in January.

"I don't want to comment on this. We'll see in winter,” Favre told Bild.

The 23-year old was an integral part of the Bremen squad, and will be eager for increased first-team exposure, but whether a move away from Stamford Bridge is an attraction of Marin remains to be seen.